MP3 users are risking hearing loss
More than two-thirds of young people who regularly use MP3 players face premature hearing damage because the volume is too high, a charity warns.
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People said its findings were alarming, particularly with eight million MP3 players sold last year alone in the UK.
It accused manufacturers of failing to put clear and prominent warnings on packaging for consumers.
The RNID urges MP3 player fans to invest in in-ear filters for headphones – these cancel out background noise and reduce the need to increase volume levels.